Missing Middle Housing Presentation

“Missing Middle” Housing PresentationEli Spevak
Speaker: Eli Spevak
Wednesday November 9th, 6 pm
Hood River City Hall, 211 2nd, Hood River

 You are invited to a presentation by Eli Spevak on “Missing Middle” housing and how it can help Hood River retain its small town feel while creating more affordable housing choices. Housing is the hot topic in Hood River as the City is starting to work on the housing strategies adopted last year in their Housing Needs Analysis and as the Westside Area Planning effort gets underway. Anyone interested in the future of neighborhoods in Hood River is encouraged to attend.

Eli Spevak is a for-profit developer in Portland. His company, Orange Splot, is known for producing creative and compatible infill housing. Prior to starting his own company, he worked in the non-profit housing sector, managing the finance and construction of over 250 units of affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity, Human Solutions and the Housing Development Center. He is co-founder of Portland For Everyone a non-profit advocating on housing and livability issues. He serves on Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission and the Residential Infill Project. With these hats, he’s been involved in major code revisions of residential infill lands, mixed use zones and other zoning code processes. He co-wrote a report on Missing Middle housing for Oregon’s Transportation Growth Management program:  Character-Compatible, Space-Efficient Housing Options for Single-Dwelling Neighborhoods. Eli is able to bring not just a policy perspective, but a developer perspective, to housing issues.

 The event is sponsored by Hood River Valley Residents Committee and Livable Hood River.

 For more info: Heather Staten, heather@hrvrc.org, 541-490-5225